Hazard awareness videos

Know your hazards

Know Your Hazards is a video series produced by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for the Western Australian resources industry.

The series aims to help supervisors and work teams recognise common workplace hazards that have injured or killed people. Being able to correctly identify hazards is the first step towards reducing the risk of accidents in the workplace.

Traffic management

The fourth instalment of the Know your Hazards videos focus on the importance of traffic management and how safe systems, safe vehicles and safe people can contribute to a safe mining operation.

Traffic management: Safe people may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.

Traffic management: Safe systems may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.

Traffic management: Safe vehicles may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.

Pressing concerns

The third instalment of the Know Your Hazard videos on ‘Pressing concerns’ has a focus on the consequences of getting crushed, caught or trapped. Each of the videos features stories from people who have had serious accidents in the workplace and the consequences it has had on their professional and personal lives. We also examine the basic principles behind what you are doing so we can adopt safer work practices and better risk controls.

  • The first video focuses on the consequences of being crushed in the workplace
  • The second video looks at what can happen when someone is caught in rotating or moving machinery
  • The third video highlights the ramifications of being trapped within.

Being able to correctly identify hazards is the first step towards reducing the risk of accidents.

Pressing concerns: Crushed may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.

Pressing concerns: Caught may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.

Pressing concerns: Trapped may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.

Down to Earth

The set of two videos on ‘Down to Earth’ has a focus on falling from height.

The first video explains why falls from height – whether a stumble of a few centimetres or a fall of metres – can have serious outcomes. The perception of what heights are “safe” is challenged and the effect on the human body is explained.

The second video explores the potential social ramifications of a fall from height on a person’s career, relationships, hobbies and mental health, as well as their family and friends. Three people affected by the consequences of a fall from height at work generously share their stories to raise awareness of the impact of workplace accidents.

Falling from height video may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.

Impact of falling video may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.

Raising the issue

The set of three videos on ‘Raising the issue’ has a focus on the following key areas of concern when dogging, rigging and lifting:

  • centre of gravity
  • friction
  • tensile strength.

A toolbox presentation is available to assist with discussion of the videos.

Centre of gravity video may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.

Friction video may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.

Tensile strength may be shared or downloaded from vimeo.com and distributed for educational purposes.

Improving hazard awareness - lifting the game (2014) - 7168 Kb

This toolbox presentation looks at resources to raise awareness of lifting and rigging issues. This includes stored energy, gravitational potential energy and issues relating to mechanical handling.